Positive Outcome with HA Solution

Ocean States Job Lots is a northeastern American chain of discount closeout retailers, founded in Rhode Island in 1977. They are a long-time client of CloudFirst and until recently were running Mimix for their High […]

Raspberry Pi Monitoring for IBM i

Raspberry Pi single board computer We mentioned previously about a project we undertook to add IBM i monitoring to Nagios that resulted in the use of a Raspberry Pi and the NEMS (Nagios Enterprise Monitoring […]

We thought is was OK but decided to make it better

It only seems like a few days ago that we made the announcement about the HMC checks being shipped in the latest updates for AAG, but here we are announcing a NEW update for the […]

Shield’s Solutions Support the Whole Community at Cooperative Elevator Co.

Cooperative Elevator Co. is a Michigan-based cooperative that provides agricultural products and services to farmers and other businesses. The company was founded in 1915 and has since expanded to serve customers throughout Michigan. Cooperative Elevator […]

AS/400 Shield In From The Start!

As IBM i – AS/400 approaches it’s 35-year celebration the Shield team have nurtured the story from the start. 1994 London England, Midrange EXPO. Chris Hird presenting: Disaster Recovery versus High Availability – Common Europe. […]

Product Announcement : AAG – Nagios Monitoring for IBM i

Press Release : Issued May 2023 (Toronto) In September 2022 Shield Advanced Solutions celebrated the significant milestone, 25 years of providing Availability for the IBM i (and predecessors). At that time, a new product roll-out […]

Security Bulletin PTF’s – Automated download

As part of our AAG product we have been looking at how we can make the security bulletin checks easy so that users can get their systems status with respect to security exposures announced by […]

Getting the source IP address using inet_ntop()

We had a problem with a client system where some HA4i jobs would end abnormally due to a request to the TCP/IP port being incorrectly formed. We need to be able to find out what […]

Monitoring your IBM i Group PTFs

I am not sure about you, but keeping my IBM i LPAR’s updated to the latest PTF level has always been a challenge! This means I tend to let things fester for some time before […]

AAG and EM4i Customer Feedback

At Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd we love to hear good news from our clients, especially when they tell us how pleased they are with our latest IBM i offerings EM4i – Message Monitoring and AAG […]